Soundview underpass could receive major facelift

An underpass in Soundview may be receiving what some are calling a much-needed facelift.



The City Council is planning to make the underpass between Bruckner Boulevard and Rosedale Avenue more appealing and safer for the community.



Borough lawmakers say the underpass is in need of new lights on both sides. A mural might even be painted on its walls.



Assemblyman Marcos Crespo says he has been talking about cleaning up the area for quite some time. He says he proposed his ideas to the city's Department of Transportation. He wants to start gathering funds for the upgrades as soon as possible.



"We need our folks to feel comfortable, to feel safe in their community," Crespo says. " These conditions are deplorable and they should not be made available to our neighborhood."



Crespo says the project will cost about $800,000.


sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 5 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login, create an account or subscribe to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."